I saw this story in a book I'm reading called "How to Forgive...When you don't feel like it" by June Hunt. Its a few words, but they hold a big punch.....
Clara Barton, the Founder of the American Red Cross was reminded by a friend one day of a vicious deed someone had done to her years before. Clara had been deeply wounded by the incident. But when it was brought to her attention, she acted as if she was completely unaware of the hurtful attack.
"Don't you remember it?" her friend asked.
"No," Clara replied & paused. "I distinctly remember forgetting it."
All of us struggling with forgiveness need to burn this phrase into our minds: I distinctly remember forgetting it!
....what an example of Christ Clara was to her friend - or even more to the person who had wounded her. To imagine that God forgives us the same way when we seek repentance! Oh - That we could learn to look at forgiveness in the same way!
That is a very powerful statement. I just might write that down and post it where I will see it everyday.ReplyDelete
I am still amazed, thankful and rejoice in that fact that my God forgave me. What a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete